• 7 A. Papandreou Str., Amoudara, Gazi, Heraklion
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Our hotel is in a prime location that allows guests to access the city's best sites and attractions. Visit the full organized beach, the center of Heraklion, the Venetian harbor or Knossos. The distances of the best spots are small and in less than one hour you can have access to every one.

  • Less than 300 meters, 7 Km long beach

    In less than 300 meters you will find a well organized beach 7 km long with sunbeds, umbrellas, beach bar, clean sandy beach, swimming pools, water sports, shops, restaurants, cinemas, cafés. Every year the area hosts thousands of visitors and is one of the most famous places in Crete.

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    Old Venetian port (3.5 Km away)

    The Venetian port of Heraklion is at the end of the road August 25, walkway that starts from the center (Meidani, Lions) and ends at the Fortress Koules. This is the old port of Heraklion which houses boats and yachts, and its history is as old as the city of Heraklion. The Venetian harbor is the Koules Fortress and see starts the long breakwater of the new port of Heraklion. The jetty is a favorite place for locals walking, especially on warm summer evenings, when the sea breeze offers relief from the heat

  • Centre of Heraklion (3.5 Km away)

    Heraklion is the largest city in Crete (and fifth in Greece) focuses the bulk of economic activity on the island, and is the main gateway to Crete for the majority of visitors and commodities. Heraklion is the largest urban center in Crete, the capital of the region and the economic center of the island. The first European civilization, the Minoan civilization flourished on this land 5000 years ago. Today the population of the Municipality of Heraklion is approximately 150.000 people. This is a very dynamic and cosmopolitan city, especially during the summer season, when thousands of visitors can be seen shopping in the market or visiting museums and other points of interest. Over the past 20 years the city has also a remarkable progress in the academic and technological fields.

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    Heraklion archaeological museum (3.5 Km away)

    The Heraklion Archaeological Museum is a museum which presents almost all of the Minoan civilization. It is one of the largest and most important museums in Greece and one of the most important in Europe. Its exhibits include representative samples from all periods of Cretan prehistory and history, covering approximately 5500 years from the Neolithic Age to Roman times. Pride of place in the collections of holding the unique masterpieces of Minoan art. The collection of Minoan antiquities is the largest in the world and the museum is considered the pre-eminent museum of Minoan culture

  • Knossos Palace (10 Km away)

    The Minoan palace is the main visitation area of Knossos (Knossos), an important city in antiquity, with continuously from the Neolithic period to the 5th century. It is built on the hill of Kefalas, with easy access to the sea and the island of Crete. According to tradition, was the seat of the wise king Minos. Exciting myths of the Labyrinth with the Minotaur and of Daedalus and Icarus, connected with the palace of Knossos.